William Kelly is a historian of urbanism in the context of the 1959 Cuban Revolution. His book project (in progress) explores urban housing struggles, everyday life, and race in Cuba in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s. His project is informed by 15 months of archival research in Cuba, most of which was made possible by a CLIR Mellon Fellowship for Dissertation Research in Original Sources. His work has appeared in an issue of the peer-reviewed journal Cuban Studies that highlights unique approaches to the study of the 1959 Cuban Revolution, and also in The Washington Post. William holds a PhD in Latin American and Caribbean history from Rutgers University, an MA in history from the University of Chicago, and a BA in anthropology from the University of South Florida.
- William Kelly